An audit initiated by Congress will lead to increased political influence on the Fed's policies and create numerous conflicts of interest. All information discussed at FOMC meetings is public and available for anyone's review. Chair Yellen reports regularly to Congress in person. The argument to vote in favor of a GAO audit that "how the Fed works is a mystery to most people" is completely invalid. There are myriad ways to learn how the Federal Reserve operates. If Congress or the Senate doesn't understand how our Central Bank works, study up!